TV and film have been a constant and comforting force during the pandemic, and, in a triumphant bid to celebrate the creatives behind some of our most beloved shows, the 73rd Emmy Award nominations have dropped, and they are littered with staggering sweeps and history-making nods.
To begin with, his year’s coveted list of nominations is full of debut appearances from some of the rising stars in the industry. The nomination of most note comes courtesy of Mj Rodriguez and her stellar performance in Pose. Not only does this stand as the actor’s first-ever Emmy nomination – for the category of Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, no less – but it is also history in the making as this will be the first time a transgender creative has been nominated for a major category. Following in Rodriguez’s footsteps are the likes of Daniel Kaluuya, Anya Taylor-Joy, Elizabeth Olsen, Regé-Jean Page and Josh O’Connor: all of whom have received their first Emmy nominations this year.